« on: April 18, 2013, 09:18:31 AM »
So this update does not address the issue with AF-assist beam lag. Is that a separate update?
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Coming from two Canon 5d MK II bodies and killing one, which I replaced with a mk III. I'm seriously considering selling my remaining mk II and getting a 6D as a second (walkaround and backup) body. The low light AF (dis)abilities of the mk II really bothered me since its release and reports of the 6D are very positive in this regard. I also have the cash for a second MK III but at this point I find it a little overkill to use a 3K camera as a walkaround body dangling over my shoulder or wrist wherever I go, but the 5D Mk III is a JOY to use and love the images I take with it. It is a fantastic camera and the images looks more "natural" to my eyes than the the 5d mk II ever did. And reports that the IQ of the 6D is at least as good as the 5d mk III gives me a reason to ditch the 5d II for one of these two bodies. I can't choose!!
That's probably the best case I've heard so far for a 6D. If it's really just a backup and for walkaround I see how a smaller lighter plastic camera makes sense and its limitations probably won't be too difficult to deal with since you still have the Mark III for the more serious stuff.
On the other hand I personally would keep the second 5DII until fails before spending more money. I still think that the MarkII beats the 6D overall - but then I was never concerned with the AF performance and find it plenty good even in difficult light.
How about something completely different for everyday use/walkaround? I'd consider a Fuji or Sony and keep the 5DII around as second SLR body.
OK....so many of us now know there is a REAL problem here. How do we go about notifying Canon and getting
them to fix it.
If the subject is moving than the lag is almost unbearable. Spontaneous quick shots are near impossible. Even with the 24-70 II
Um, I don't believe it's in the product announcement that the 5d3 can track moving objects far away in the dark with af assist? Though it should work on static objects in the 2m range, it certainly does on the 60d.
If you really can't get the red lights to work with AI Servo, please may you hand us something else as an apology. You can do a survey if you like with current users to find out what they may like, but a couple of suggestions spring to mind...
- Sorting out the AF assist beam focus issue
Thanks for spending time on this Northstar! I'm looking forward to receiving the replacement camera and hopefully seeing better performance. It helps to have someone else to compare with.
Since I shoot in both normal indoor and darker indoor/outdoor areas using my older cameras, esp the old trusty 5Dc, I'm comparing to those with regard to what is already normal for me and achievable with older technology. If the 5D3 can't improve on that in the same circumstances or performs worse, than I have to assume either the camera is faulty, everyone is lying or it has a design flaw. What else can I assume, right? I suspect a little bit of everything is possible. I know how to manage my expectations, but what I (and others) have experienced sounds ridiculous.
I've already got the good glass. Canon marketing, various reviews and some other individuals attest that the 5D3 is a miracle camera. So I guess I just want the miracle dammit!
You must have had a bad copy...again, theses shots I took we're 25 minutes after sunset and it was almost pitch dark out....no problems locking on focus in "available low light shooting"